South Puget Sound Habitat offers eligible and qualified buyers the opportunity to own a Habitat home.
This is real homeownership. Habitat homeowners own their homes, pay a monthly mortgage, pay property taxes and homeowner’s insurance, repair and maintain their homes, and most importantly, earn equity and build wealth.
Your household income and size must meet the annual income guidelines. To be eligible for a Habitat home, your total household income must be below 80% of the area median income (table below). Household income guidelines are set by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and updated each year.
This is our term for your participation in the program. Once qualified as a partner family each applicant will need to complete 300 hours of “Sweat Equity”, including completing the required home buyer education.
Your household’s financial health and ability to get a home mortgage for up to 33% of your annual gross income. Many of our applicants have diverse credit histories, and we recognize that your debt situation does not need to be perfect, it needs to show you’re making your best effort to pay your debts.
2023 Hud AMI
AMI stands for Area Media Income
Once you’ve completed and submitted the online Program Preview Form our Habitat homeownership program staff will reach out to you with more information. Please know that at certain times of the year, the number of requests we receive could mean it may take up to 48 hours to hear from us.
Not always – the application process is only available based on the timeline for the next available build cycle. What we are building now and when the application process could start are listed below:
What are we building now?
Tumwater – Tâlíčn Townhomes
Just over by the Tumwater Regional Airport, the Tâlíčn development has 3 and 4-bedroom 2-story townhomes. The next application phase for these homes may not start until early 2024.
Yelm – Townhomes and Bungalows
In the heart of Yelm, this property will have 1 and 2-bedroom, 1-story bungalows as well as 3 and 4-bedroom, 2-story townhomes (modeled after our Tâlíčn development). The next application phase for these homes may not start until early 2024.
Olympia – Boulevard Project
Right next to the LBA Park on Boulevard in Olympia, this development will house over 100 dwellings. 1 and 2-bedroom, 1-story bungalows (modeled after our Yelm development), 3 and 4-bedroom, 3-story townhomes, and a 3-story complex of 1 and 2-bedroom units. The next application phase for these homes may not start until 2026, or beyond.
Already own a home and need
If you are an applicant with a disability and need accommodations to access any of our services, please contact the Homeownership Program at 360-956-3456 x104 or [email protected].
South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity is an equal opportunity housing provider. We are pledged to the letter and spirit of the law and provide a program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.